Where did the annotation tools go? These are docx files so it is not the file type. It does have an anonymous peer review but I didn't think that took away the DocViewer tools?
Karen, it is indeed due to the anonymous peer review. As described in How do I use peer review assignments in a course? , "Canvas DocViewer does not support anonymous comments, so it cannot be used for annotated feedback on assignments with anonymous peer reviews."
I understand how it works from the technology perspective, but it should not be that difficult to mask the reviewer's name AND allow annotations. As an ESL instructor, peer reviews are basically useless if all they write is 1-2 sentences of global advice. And even if the students can't, I should be able to annotate!
At the very least, when "anonymous peer reviews" is checked, an alert to this effect should be displayed to the instructor. I've already told my students that their work and reviews will be anonymous, and now I will have to backtrack.
Kimzey, please provide your feedback at Allow Instructor Markup via DocViewer Even When Anonymous Peer Reviews Are Enabled
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